• Winter Break

    12-Dec-16 |

  • Weekly Memo 12 December

    12-Dec-16 |

    Dear Parents,

    Below you will find events of the week and other information.

    15th December

    • Early Dismissal.

    • 1/2 day of school.

    • School dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

    Holiday hours for school office, 16 December - 6 January - 9:00 - 16:00  

    Music Notes

    • December 13th - Kazakhstan’s Independence Day Concert at 9:43 -10:30 in the Big Gym

    Middle School Events:

    Middle School Book Swap

    Middle School students are invited to bring in used books to exchange with their classmates at our MS Book Swap.  The exchange will be held on Thursday, December 15.  Books must be in English and appropriate for MS students.  Parents are welcome to help!  rose-tyvand@kaz.qsi.org   

    MS Week Without Walls International Trips

    Thank you for returning your Week Without Walls Interest Forms.  I will be contacting all parents with more details this week..  

    Important: If your child is traveling to Thailand (11 year-old class), Cambodia (12 year-old class) or Japan (13 year-old class), a50% payment and a passport copy are due by December 21st.  This payment guarantees the current cost of airline tickets.  

     

    MS Winter Break Journal Activity

    Looking for a holiday gift for your Middle School student?  How about a journal?  All MS students have fun Winter Break journal assignment.  

     

    Athletic Events

    Badminton

    This weekend,18 students flew to Astana for the first annual Central Asia Badminton Invitational (CABI).  Despite arriving late to the tournament because of a storm in Astana, our team did very well.  Varsity Boys Doubles - 3rd place, Varsity Girls Doubles - 3rd place, JV Girls Doubles - 2nd place, Varsity Boys Singles - 3rd place, Varsity Girls Singles - 1st place, JV Girls Singles 1st and 2nd place.  All students had a great time and look forward to playing badminton again next year.

    Basketball Tryouts

    Tryouts begin today, Dec 12th for JV, U12 Dec 13 (small gym) & Dec 14th for Varsity.

    AIS is pleased to start another basketball season for COASH & CAFA leagues. Please find the information below regarding your children's team.

    Mr. Peters will be sending home a permission form this week with each student. Please have them sign and return the form as soon as possible. Please also include a copy of your child's ID. New league requirements ask for coaches to present a verified copy of age before each game.

    Official Start

    Basketball Season Starts Dec 12th at AIS.

    Games will start after the winter holiday Jan 17th.

    Practice Schedule

    U12 Basketball Practice

    Two teams for U12. Eligible students will be 10-12 Y.O.

    Tues & Thurs 3:30-4:45, SMALL GYM

    Coach Keenan & Coach Roley

    JV Practice

    Eligible students will be 13-15 Y.O

    Monday/Tuesday/Every Other Friday, 3:30-4:45 BIG GYM

    JV Girls with Coach Morgan & Coach Tegenfeldt

    JV Boys with Coach West & Coach Horn.

    Varsity Practice

    Eligible students will be 15-19 Y.O

    Wednesday/Thursday/Every Other Friday, 3:30-4:45 BIG GYM
    Varsity Girls with Coach Tyvand & Coach Thomas

    Varsity Boys with Coach Peters & Coach Hoffman

    Game Schedule

    U12 Games will be Saturday Mornings 10:00 & 10:45 am

    JV games will be Tuesday's 4:30 & 5:30 pm

    Varsity games will be Thursday 4:30 & 5:30 pm

    Tournaments

    Central Asia Basketball Classic (CABC) @ TSIS & AIS for JV & Varsity.

    March 2-5th 2017

    COASH Finals

    March 11th @ AIS

    Little Dribblers

    Little dribblers for 5-12 Y.O. will start Jan 14th

    Every Saturday for the rest of the year.

    More details to follow.

    Elementary Activities update

    Round 2 activities end on 12 January 2017.

    Round 3 Elementary Activities - January 17 to February 24.

    Please click on the following link to sign-up students 5 yo - 11 yo. https://goo.gl/forms/xDxWyI3xXHGYsRKm2

    Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.

    Best regards,

    AIS Admin

  • Weekly Memo 5 December 2016

    05-Dec-16 |

    Dear Parents,

     

     

    Below you will find events of the week and other information.

    8th December - 13:30 - 15:15

    SOS Clinic Presentation - First Aid For Families

    15th December

    • Early Dismissal.

    • 1/2 day of school.

    • School dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

    Holiday hours for school office, 16 December - 6 January - 9:00 - 16:00  

    Food Service Survey

    If you haven’t completed filling out the survey that was sent last week, please do so. If you did not see the survey, please check your spam folder.

    Music Notes

    • December 9th, 9:30 - 3 & 4 yo concert in the Music room

    • December 13th - Kazakhstan’s Independence Day Concert at 9:43 -10:30 in the Big Gym

    AIS has Concern for Others!

    Through our Roots & Shoots program, students of all ages are involved in projects to support the Children’s Oncological (Cancer) Hospital this December.  Read below to see how your child can help!

    Elementary School:

    Elementary classrooms are collecting the following supplies for children (ages 3 - 17) at the the Oncological Hospital:

    • School  supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc…)  

    • Art supplies (crayons, clay, paint, paper, colored pencils, etc…)

    • Warm socks, mittens, and hats

    Questions?  Contact the Elementary Roots & Shoots Club: megumi-west@kaz.qsi.org

    Middle/Secondary School:

    Middle and Secondary students are buying gifts for individual children at the Oncological Hospital.  Students may “adopt” a specific friend (4 year-old boy, 10 year-old girl, etc…) by taking a paper ornament from the MS Roots & Shoots bulletin board.

    Students will deliver all gifts and donations on Saturday, December 10.

    Questions? Interested in helping?  Please contact MS/Secondary Roots & Shoots : talgat-turkebayev@kaz.qsi.org or abby-morgan@kaz.qsi.org  

    Middle School Events:

    Middle School Book Swap

    Middle School students are invited to bring in used books to exchange with their classmates at our MS Book Swap.  The exchange will be held on Thursday, December 15.  Books must be in English and appropriate for MS students.  Parents are welcome to help!  rose-tyvand@kaz.qsi.org   

    MS Week Without Walls International Trips

    The MS Week Without Walls International Trips will be announced this week!  Student trips each have a service-learning component and correspond with the grade-level themes and summer reading assignments.  

    MS/Secondary Drama Performance

    Mrs. Erickson’s Drama classes will present a Holiday Drama Performance on Wednesday, December 7 (18:00).  All parents are invited!

     

    MS Winter Break Journal Activity

    Looking for a holiday gift for your Middle School student?  How about a journal?  All MS students will have fun Winter Break journal assignment.

    MS Basketball -- how to sign up?

    Basketball practices begin this month, and MS students are invited to sign up near the TUCK Shop.  

    There are two teams:

    Under 12 (U-12)

    For 10 yo students, 11 yo students and 12 yo students who are new basketball players.

    Practice: Tues, Wed, Thurs (games on Sat)

    Under 15 (U-15) / Junior Varsity (JV)

    For 13 yo students and 12 yo students who have played basketball before.

    Practice: Mon, Tues, alternate Fri (games on Tues)

    Please contact Rob Peters for details: rob-peters@kaz.qsi.org   

    Athletic Events

    Badminton

    CAFA Badminton Dec 9 & 10 in Astana

    Basketball Tryouts

    Tryouts begin Dec 12th for JV, U12 Dec 13 (small gym) & Dec 14th for Varsity.

    AIS is pleased to start another basketball season for COASH & CAFA leagues. Please find the information below regarding your children's team.

    Mr. Peters will be sending home a permission form this week with each student. Please have them sign and return the form as soon as possible. Please also include a copy of your child's ID. New league requirements ask for coaches to present a verified copy of age before each game.

    Official Start

    Basketball Season Starts Dec 12th at AIS.

    Games will start after the winter holiday Jan 17th.

    Practice Schedule

    U12 Basketball Practice

    Two teams for U12. Eligible students will be 10-12 Y.O.

    Tues/Wed/Thurs 3:30-4:45, SMALL GYM

    Coach Roley & Coach Keenan

    JV Practice

    Eligible students will be 13-15 Y.O

    Monday/Tuesday/Every Other Friday, 3:30-4:45 BIG GYM

    JV Girls with Coach Morgan & Coach Tegenfeldt

    JV Boys with Coach West & Coach Horn.

    Varsity Practice

    Eligible students will be 15-19 Y.O

    Wednesday/Thursday/Every Other Friday, 3:30-4:45 BIG GYM
    Varsity Girls with Coach Tyvand & Coach Thomas

    Varsity Boys with Coach Peters & Coach Hoffman

    Game Schedule

    U12 Games will be Saturday Mornings 10:00 & 10:45 am

    JV games will be Tuesday's 4:30 & 5:30 pm

    Varsity games will be Thursday 4:30 & 5:30 pm

    Tournaments

    Central Asia Basketball Classic (CABC) @ TSIS & AIS for JV & Varsity.

    March 2-5th 2017

    COASH Finals

    March 11th @ AIS

    Little Dribblers

    Little dribblers for 5-12 Y.O. will start Jan 14th

    Every Saturday for the rest of the year.

    More details to follow.

    Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.

    Best regards,

    AIS Admin